TV’s First Black Judge With a Nationally Televised Court Show, Mablean Ephriam, Is Getting A Series About Her Life

by Krystal Franklin

June 3, 2019

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A series about Judge Mablean Ephriam is coming to the small screen thanks to her Emmy winning producer (daughter) Taj Paxton! Described as “family drama series” inspired by the 70-year-old’s life as the owner of her private family law practice. Most known as a former Los Angeles prosecuting attorney, she also served as a lead attorney in L.A.’s inaugural Domestic Violence Unit.

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In a statement to Deadline she said, “Though the series will be based on my story as a black mother and woman who worked hard to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a lawyer and judge, my failures and victories echo the lives of many black women, in particular, and women in general, as they deal with juggling career, motherhood and marriage.” 

Take a look back at some of her most epic clap backs.

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